Quotes of the day

posted at 10:51 pm on April 13, 2011 by Allahpundit

“Was the election moved to next month, or June? We ask because President Obama’s extraordinary response to Paul Ryan’s budget yesterday—with its blistering partisanship and multiple distortions—was the kind Presidents usually outsource to some junior lieutenant. Mr. Obama’s fundamentally political document would have been unusual even for a Vice President in the fervor of a campaign…

“Mr. Obama did not deign to propose an alternative to rival Mr. Ryan’s plan, even as he categorically rejected all its reform ideas, repeatedly vilifying them as un-American. ‘Their vision is less about reducing the deficit than it is about changing the basic social compact in America,’ he said, supposedly pitting ‘children with autism or Down’s syndrome’ against ‘every millionaire and billionaire in our society.’ The President was not attempting to join the debate Mr. Ryan has started, but to close it off just as it begins and annihilate any possibility of good-faith cooperation…

“The inflection point now is how to update the 20th-century entitlement state so that it is affordable. With incremental change, Mr. Ryan is trying maintain a social safety net and the economic growth necessary to finance it. Mr. Obama presented what some might call the false choice of merely preserving the government we have with no realistic plan for doing so, aside from proposing $4 trillion in phantom deficit reduction over a gimmicky 12-year budget window that makes that reduction seem larger than it really is.”

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“Style: I liked the way Obama made a case for government at the beginning. I liked the way he accused Republicans of pessimism, of abandoning a hopeful vision of America. Good that he went after the Ryan plan — and good that he went after the cruelty of that plan. If you ask me, too many percentages. Oh, and whichever speechwriter came up with “win the future” should be sent to count yurts in Outer Mongolia.

“Substance: Much better than many of us feared. Hardly any Bowles-Simpson — yay!…

“Overall, way better than the rumors and trial balloons. I can live with this. And whatever the pundits may say, it was much, much more serious than the Ryan ‘plan’.”

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“There was no sign of anything worth calling a plan to curb borrowing faster than in the budget. He offered no more than a list of headings under which $4 trillion of deficit reduction (including the $2 trillion already in his budget) might be found–domestic non-security spending, defense, health costs, and tax reform. Fine, sure. But what he said was devoid of detail. He spent more of his time stressing what he would not agree to than describing clear proposals of his own.

“His rebuttal of the Ryan plan was all very well–I agree it’s no good–but the administration still lacks a rival plan. That, surely, is what this speech had to provide, or at least point to, if it was going to be worth giving in the first place. His criticisms of Ryan and the Republicans need no restating. And did the country need another defense of public investment in clean energy and the American social contract? It wanted to be told how fiscal policy is going to be mended: if not by the Ryan plan, with its many grave defects, then how?…

“The speech was more notable for its militant–though ineffectual–hostility to Republican proposals than for any fresh thinking of its own. It was a waste of breath.”

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Via the Daily Caller.


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Did anyone see Dennis Miller on O’Reilly last night? His riff on Democrats using Darwin and Christ was priceless.

Cindy Munford on April 14, 2011 at 8:08 AM

kingsjester on April 14, 2011 at 8:07 AM

amen

cmsinaz on April 14, 2011 at 8:08 AM

‘Their vision is less about reducing the deficit than it is about changing the basic social compact in America,’ he said, supposedly pitting ‘children with autism or Down’s syndrome’ against ‘every millionaire and billionaire in our society.’

Was this a slap at Sarah Palin? This is only the beginning of the vilification of the republicans. It will be non stop every time a dem opens their mouth. It’s WI without the union thugs sitting in the House chamber. The msm will need bigger buckets to carry all this water.

Kissmygrits on April 14, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Presidents usually outsource to some junior lieutenant.

True enough, but it only makes sense if you fail to understand that Obama is someone’s junior lieutenant!

Don L on April 14, 2011 at 8:27 AM

Wonder if Obama’s managed to get Krugman’ saliva off his butt yet this morning. Seriously, Krugman has lost touch with reality.

Dee2008 on April 14, 2011 at 8:32 AM

pitting ‘children with autism or Down’s syndrome’ against ‘every millionaire and billionaire in our society.’

This arrogance from the very heartless soul of the chief and master of the culture of death and the man loved by all those who loathe Sarah Palin for daring to be human enough to keep and love her “less than perfect” child.

Hypocrisy? No, people without morals to betray can’t be hypocrites -they are just openly and unabashedly evil.

Evil is all that ever leaves his lying lips.

Telling the truth would melt him quicker that the Wicked Witch of the East.

Don L on April 14, 2011 at 8:34 AM

Yup, Wisconsin is the sign of things to come.

Seen this yet? Questionable Visitors’ Log Reveals AFL-CIO Boss Made Four Dozen White House Trips

petefrt on April 14, 2011 at 7:11 AM

petefrt:Obama owes the Unions,AFL-CIO Trumka,probably has
a key to the White House!!:)

canopfor on April 14, 2011 at 7:13 AM

Well, at least a key to the good old boys club.

tinkerthinker on April 14, 2011 at 8:43 AM

West…I’d rather a house fall on him…

Gohawgs on April 14, 2011 at 8:43 AM

Dr. ‘K’ really did rip into Obama last night. I don’t recall him, or anyone else from inside the beltway, so bluntly telling it like it is.

JimP on April 14, 2011 at 8:52 AM

Cindy Munford on April 14, 2011 at 8:08 AM

That would be a good subject for a thread…
It was great.

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2011 at 8:54 AM

Their vision is less about reducing the deficit than it is about changing the basic social compact in America,’ he said, supposedly pitting ‘children with autism or Down’s syndrome’ against ‘every millionaire and billionaire in our society.’

I’m sure this was aimed at Palin and others with disabled children. Dems believe it’s only humane to abort these children and as you can see they don’t mind using their ‘worthless’ lives in a political ploy.

tinkerthinker on April 14, 2011 at 8:59 AM

Their vision is less about reducing the deficit than it is about changing the basic social compact in America,’ he said, supposedly pitting ‘children with autism or Down’s syndrome’ against ‘every millionaire and billionaire in our society.’

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Speaking about himself in third person plural now I see.
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RalphyBoy on April 14, 2011 at 9:07 AM

0-Nero fiddles while America burns – and the morons cheer him on – history repeats.

God, I hope we come to our senses, unlike Rome.

PJ Emeritus on April 14, 2011 at 9:13 AM

Seriously, Krugman has lost touch with reality.

Dee2008 on April 14, 2011 at 8:32 AM

The man has real descended into madness.

Count to 10 on April 14, 2011 at 9:17 AM

Did anyone see Dennis Miller on O’Reilly last night? His riff on Democrats using Darwin and Christ was priceless.

Cindy Munford on April 14, 2011 at 8:08 AM

Miller has caught on to Rules For Radicals Rule #4. The progressives/marxist/socialist/totalitarians have long used their enemies morals against them. But, like the Race card, the Jesus card has been overused, and Believers have had enough.

This would be a very great conversation to have among Believers: Can you go make disciples among the nations and Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Spirit if you let them kill you when you get there?

j_galt on April 14, 2011 at 9:23 AM

Obama owes the Unions,AFL-CIO Trumka,probably has
a key to the White House!!:)

canopfor on April 14, 2011 at 7:13 AM

Øbama‘s vision for America:
1. Rob the private sector via taxes and regulation,
2. Launder the tax money through unions and special interest organizations,
3. Use the laundered money to sustain and enlarge the liberal infrastructure (e.g., ACORN, SIEU, NEA/AFT, AFL-CIO, PBS)
4. Institutionalize the transformation so that it can not be undone or rolled back.

Last Gasp for Union Power:

The nation has witnessed the beginning death struggle for the labor movement in America. President Obama’s vision of change included a wide expansion of labor unions and their power, which are the heart of his democratic base. As noted by the actions taken against GM, President Obama demonstrated the depths to which he would act to redistribute wealth, strengthen, and enhance union power in America.

petefrt on April 14, 2011 at 9:38 AM

Just curious

at what point is it justified to use physical force against these commie thieves

as someone said earlier,” they won’t be satisfied until they take 90-95% of your earnings and control your property to the point that it isn’t really yours”

if it came to force I fail to feel any sympathy to someone who’s mindset is ok with the above

it’s a very precarious time

the way our government heading towards total control, I don’t see how elections can stem the tide at times

then what?

Sonosam on April 14, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Which ever of you suggested the you tube of the WW11 planes, that was a great video – Thanks. Have sent it on.
I clicked to watch it and can’t find who recommended it, so thanks again!

Bambi on April 14, 2011 at 10:07 AM

God, I hope we come to our senses, unlike Rome.

PJ Emeritus on April 14, 2011 at 9:13 AM

Good news, states are flipping red, like NH, Maine and WI. Don’t forget “Ted Kennedy’s Seat.” regardless of what Scott Brown did afterward. Republicans elected him in a socialist bastion.

The American People have had enough. Failbama continues to spit in their faces, laugh at them, think they’re idiots and he keeps them boiling mad.

Many people have expressed regret for voting for the Failed won, sad they voted for him in the first place. The writing is on the wall for the socialists.

I said the socialists in WI claimed victory too soon and that it would go sideways for them and it did.

The fat lady cleared her voice.

dogsoldier on April 14, 2011 at 10:18 AM

what a piece of garbage Obama truly is…american voters have really let their country..

nagee76 on April 14, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Seen this yet? Questionable Visitors’ Log Reveals AFL-CIO Boss Made Four Dozen White House Trips

petefrt on April 14, 2011 at 7:11 AM

Our undocumented idiot president requires regular direction from his masters.

I’d like to see the number of times that the progs favorite Nazi George Soros visits little Bammie. I’ll bet that’s one piece of data buried deeper than the nuclear codes.

slickwillie2001 on April 14, 2011 at 11:55 AM

pitting ‘children with autism or Down’s syndrome’ who should have been aborted anyway, against ‘every millionaire and billionaire in our society.’

Hey jackazz, ya left a part out.

Akzed on April 14, 2011 at 12:37 PM

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